Monthly Reader Survey

Each month, I ask the readers of my newsletter a question or two. Sometimes, my questions are random fun things that have nothing to do with books. Other queries are about reading and writing.

Join in the fun and answer this month's survey. The results will be shared in next month's newsletter and here on the website, so be sure you're subscribed.

    Greeting Trick-or-Treaters

    No, I’m not rushing the season. The results of this survey will be released with the next newsletter on October 6, just a few short weeks before Halloween. With that on my mind, I wondered how you greet trick-or-treaters? Based on my friends reactions, I’ve listed a few options, but feel free to select other and add your own.

    I love seeing them and greet them enthusiastically.I give them a treat, but can’t wait for it to end.I turn off the lights or leave the house for the night to avoid the little monsters.I don’t get trick-or-treaters.Other / Something else

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    Previous Reader Surveys

    What Signals the Beginning of Fall?

    September 3, 2023 |

    With cool mornings and hints of color, it already feels like the beginning of fall. I asked readers what triggers their thinking of the season.

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    How Hot is Too Hot?

    July 30, 2023 |

    I complain about our summer heat in Asheville but know many of you deal with far higher temperatures. So, I asked, how hot is too hot?

    Read Survey Results and Comments

    Best Food to Grill

    July 3, 2023 |

    During summer, thoughts turn to backyard grilling and tasty meals. What menu item comes to your mind when firing up the grill?

    Read Survey Results and Comments

    Summer Vacation Plans

    June 7, 2023 |

    Like us, many of you stick as close to home as possible or do mini-vacations or day trips for your summer vacation plans.

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    Frequency of Spring Cleaning

    May 1, 2023 |

    I asked readers whether they partake in the annual rite of spring cleaning. The divided results demonstrate the many different approaches.

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    Favorite Easter Candy

    April 2, 2023 |

    I asked readers about their favorite Easter candy. Hundreds of responses revealed a tight race between Cadbury Eggs and chocolate bunnies.

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    When Does Spring Begin?

    February 27, 2023 |

    When I asked readers “When does spring begin?” I offered three choices, but you came back with more varied answers.

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    Best Valentine’s Day Gift?

    January 30, 2023 |

    Just in time to help you decide what to give to your loved ones, I asked my readers what the best Valentine’s Day gift would be.

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    Morning Person or Night Owl?

    January 2, 2023 |

    Readers share their opinions of their favorite time of day. Are you a morning person, afternoon, or dedicated night owl?

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    December 5, 2022 |

    Just in time for the holiday season, I asked you what you thought about fruitcake. To put it nicely, my readers aren’t huge fans.

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    Cranberry Sauce

    October 31, 2022 |

    My readers share their opinion and comments about the most controversial item on the Thanksgiving menu—Cranberry sauce.

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    Scariest Monsters

    October 3, 2022 |

    With Halloween rapidly approaching, I had to ask my readers what are the scariest monsters. Here are the frightening answers.

    Read Survey Results and Comments